[ExI] Tim May and DNA

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 11 18:26:24 UTC 2019

Sorry - I did not make myself clear:  I was thinking of something the DNA
did to itself, not what is done with CRISPR (but like it in that changes
were made in the DNA).  If this does occur, the DNA changing itself, then
it has some sort of plan as to what is supposed to be like -  to do.  bill w

On Sun, Feb 10, 2019 at 8:46 PM John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 10, 2019 at 7:52 PM William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > *  the CRISPR book I read said something about RNA(?) that went up and
>> down the DNA making changes (sorry - can't remember more) - maybe a sort of
>> editing?*
> You're correct, the full name is CRISPR/Cas9. CRISPR part is a short
> sequence of RNA that is complementary to the place on the DNA that you want
> to edit. The Cas9 is a protein enzyme that cuts DNA with a slight overlap
> rendering the ends sticky so its easy to insert a gene there. The RNA
>  positions the Cas9 with great precision so the cut is make just where you
> want it to. It's much easier to use and makes fewer errors than previous
> gene editing techniques.
> John K Clark
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